The BWI Archives
1885 ~ The Managers' Minute Book
Ruislip Church of England School
- 1885 -
Below we present the
record of meetings the Managers held during 1885.
William Mason seemed to have made his peace with the other Managers
(see the Overview for 1880) and was again present at meetings. Attendance
continued to be a significant topic for the Managers’ discussions (see
also overview for 1881). The letter from the Attendance Officer read at
the 7th March meetings seemed to be a case of his attempting to shift
responsibility. The Manager’s tried
to be more proactive in their flier of 2nd August (actually the
meeting must have been Saturday 1st August), though
even ten years later Mr Ratcliffe, in particular, found the level of, and
reasons for absence very trying. (see the Log Book for the 1890’s).
Finding teaching staff, seemed to be another issue.
The Vicar was instructed to advertise for a
Pupil-Teacher; also to write to the Attendance Officer to complain of the
falling off in School Attendance.
T. Marsh Everett
The Vicar reported
that he had advertised for a Transfer Pupil-Teacher in ‘The
Schoolmaster’ and ‘The School Guardian’ but with no result.
The question of engaging extra assistance in the teaching department
was left in the Vicar’s hands.
The Vicar read a
letter from the School Attendance Officer stating
he had always reported to the School Attendance Committee all cases of bad
and non-attending of children in Ruislip School that had come under his
notice and had dealt with such cases as decided by the School Attendance
Committee, and that if any further information were referred to the subject
he must respectfully refer the managers to that body.”
The matter was
allowed to drop for the present.
The Vicar next read
a letter from Mr Auber, Secretary of the Uxbridge branch of the Middlesex
Conservative Association asking for the use of the school room for a meeting
in connection with the above Association.
The matter was duly discussed, and on the proposition of Mr Murch
seconded by Mr Mason the request was unanimously granted on the following
terms viz. that a sum of one guinea be paid for the use of the room, and
that the Association be responsible for repairing any damage, should any be
caused at the meeting.
The Report of Her
Majesty’s Inspector read to the managers.
It was proposed by the Vicar and seconded by Mr Taylor
that a sum of £2.2.0 be given in prizes to those children who passed the
examination before H.M. Inspector in June last.
It was proposed by
Mr Clarke and seconded by Mr Murch that the request be granted on the
following terms viz; that the sum of One Guinea be paid for the use of the
room and that Mr Hickman be responsible for repairing any damage should
any be caused at the meeting.
First uploaded: 14 April 2018